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Frankenstein

Summary: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The historical/political relevance of Frankenstein is it provokes the idea of how knowledge can be used dangerously, the idea of monstrosity, secrecy, and relates directly to Romanticism. Victor Frankenstein attempts to surge beyond accepted human limits and access the secret of life. He demonstrates this by creating a monster, not quite realizing yet fully how dangerous his creation would end up to be.

As in the context of the book, Victor entered the university of Ingolstadt to study natural philosophy and chemistry, in which studying natural laws served to be his original (innocent) purpose compared to the monster he eventually created (which caused his ultimate destruction). There, he was consumed by the desire to discover the secret of life and, after several years of research, became convinced that he had found it. Armed with the knowledge he had long been seeking, he created a creature and brought it...

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